It is Tuesday and already somehow only 9 days away from Thanksgiving, which mean only 42 days away from Christmas! Insane.
This year has really flown by for me and I wish I could hit “pause” to take in some of the days a bit longer. Maybe it’s because I spent two months on bedrest at the beginning of the year – but that is for another post later on.
Anyhoo, for those of you who like to shop early or just need another excuse to feed your beauty product obsession continue reading 🙂, as this is the perfect gift for your girlfriends, mom, sister, yourself etc.
As promised, below is my Ipsy Glam Bag review.
I will take you through the details on what is Ipsy, what is expected in a monthly subscription, how your products are determined, discounts available to you, and if it’s worth it.
I found out about Ipsy through a good friend who also loves her beauty products, but is the diligent type to test before purchasing. She raved about Ipsy for many reasons, and the ability to test out new products she normally wouldn’t be scoping out is just one. So with that, she talked me into it and I’ve been Ipsying (if that’s a thing 😂) for 10 months now and I’ll have to say… I really do enjoy receiving this little pink package on my doorstep once a month!
So what is Ipsy?
Ipsy is a monthly subscription program for a personalized makeup and beauty sample glam bag. For $10 a month ($110 annual membership + free shipping) you will receive a makeup bag filled with 4 to 5 personalized deluxe makeup and beauty samples sent to your front door step. Each month’s package comes in a collectable makeup bag, which changes each month.
Once you receive your glam bag each month you can check out Ipsy‘s website for video tutorials on how to use your product samples that were personalized just for you! Interesting fact – Ipsy was founded by a famous makeup tip YouTuber, Michelle Phan, and video tutorials on makeup selection and applications are still a vital part of the Ipsy website/environment. This ensures their customers not only have the details on their products (from reviews to ingredients), but also how to properly apply or use the product, along with tips and tricks.
How are products are determined each month?
You’ll create a beauty profile via answering a handful of beauty questions and setting your style/color preferences. They also gather insights from reviews you’ve left on products via their website, as this helps them continue to strengthen your monthly glam bags. I will say every once in a while you will be sent a curve ball product that does not fit your taste preferences. This is how they sneak in those unexpected products you typically wouldn’t be scoping out, but 90% of the time I end up enjoying them and am glad they sent something new and unexpected my way!
Below are a few random snippets of the beauty profiler:
What are the perks to joining Ipsy?
Ipsy subscribers can also take advantage of special benefits, such as flash sales, monthly giveaways, and 10% off everything you buy from their site. This is even good for products you previously received earlier in the year. I love this feature because you can easily track back in your account to view previous glam bags received within the year, click on the bag, shop any product you loved, and repurchase for 10% off!
They recently began a new program Glam Bag Plus, which is a $28/month personalized makeup and beauty subscription program, but with 5 full size products! Each bag typically values at $120!
For now I prefer the $10/month sample glam bag.
Is it worth it?
I feel so!
It provides access to brands I already love or brands I have never tried. Plus everything you get travel friendly, they are small and the product truly goes a long way, and exactly what I need while on the go!